Zoren Legaspi, Carmina Villarroel, and twins Mavy and Cassy have many products endorsements—from ice cream to cars, and even a drugstore.
We can’t help but wonder: who among the family has the highest talent fee? Or is the family of four on equal footing?
“No, it’s... actually it’s a package deal, package deal 'yan,” Zoren replied.
“And wala naman, you know, well, ang strategy ko kasi, walang specific na, ‘O ganito si Mavy, ganito si Cassy.’
“Kasi lahat naman ng pag-aari namin para sa kanila, e.
“So, ‘If you need money, oh you freakin’ sell the house!’ ‘Oh, Cassy, you need money? You sell the condo!’”
Zoren added that anything he and Carmina own all belong to their kids Mavy and Cassy.
“I don’t care kung sa ilalim ako ng trak matulog the next day. Basta lahat ng iyan, ng pag-aari namin kung anuman, may mga lote or kotse or ano, it’s for him and for her,” the dad of two said firmly.
“WALANG BILANGAN.” Zoren pointed out, though, that he is not strict when it comes to their kids’ money.
“I’m not very strict about it because ayoko yung nagbibilangan ba. Because the moment na nagbilang ka, parang dun dumadating yung pagka-greedy, ‘O may utang ka sa akin, ha?’ ‘O kailan mo ako babayaran?’
“Wala. So minsan nga pag nangyayari yun, minsan lang, ha? Kunyari, ‘O, Tatay, where’s your…’
“Kasi humihiram ako sa kanila ng pera,” Zoren admitted with a laugh.
He revealed that he sometimes borrows cash from Mavy and Cassy, but he makes sure to pay them back.
“Pero yun nga sinabi ko, ‘Don’t count it, kasi lahat naman ng ito is for both of you.’”
Does this mean he’ll serve as their kids’ manager if and when they pursue a career in showbiz?
The 45-year-old actor replied, “Well, I think because of personal reason and not because of greediness.
"But it’s a personal reason kung bakit I want to handle it.
“Kung meron mang makakatulong, to be part of the team, wala akong problema.”
He says that for as long as he and Carmina still have a say, having someone else help manage Mavy’s and Cassy’s careers wouldn’t be a problem.
“At saka you know, siyempre as a parent, may do’s and don'ts pa rin kami for her and for Mavy. Ganun.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sat down with Zoren, Carmina, Cassy, and Mavy at the presscon of CITIDRUG 2-in1 drugstore, the latest brand the family is endorsing.
The presscon was held last September 23 at The Marquis Events Place at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.